Category: Neurology

Flavio Frohlich

May 5, 2015

Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores

In a double-blinded, randomized study, UNC researchers found that the IQ scores of people who underwent tDCS brain stimulation improved markedly less than did the IQ scores of people in the placebo group.

Neurology, Research, Treatment

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Flavio Frohlich

April 16, 2015

Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to ...

Using a weak electric current to alter a specific brain activity pattern, UNC School of Medicine researchers increased creativity in healthy adults. Now they’re testing the same experimental protocol to alleviate symptoms in people with depression.

Mental Health, Neurology, Research, Treatment

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Illustration of RNS Device courtesy of NeuroPace

April 15, 2015

UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure...

In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.

Innovation, Neurology, Technology, Treatment

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Garret Stuber

January 29, 2015

New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identi...

For the first time, UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons.

Neurology, Research

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Photo illustration of an MRI machine.

January 27, 2015

MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions...

UNC researchers find that the bigger the differences in brain activity related to emotion regulation, the more severe the autism. Gabriel Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology was the paper's senior author.

Autism, Neurology, Treatment

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CJ Malanga

October 23, 2013

UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments fo...

C.J. Malanga discovered that three specific drugs affect three different kinds of neurotransmitter receptors that all seem to play roles in Fragile X Syndrome.

Autism, Neurology, Treatment

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A man grabs his neck in pain.

May 2, 2013

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological b...

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.

Chronic Illness, Neurology, Pain, Stress, Wellness

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The chemical probe UNC1215 will be used to investigate the function of malignant brain tumor (MBT) domain protein

March 1, 2013

New chemical probe provides tool to investigate role of malignant b...

The probe, named UNC1215, will provide researchers with a powerful tool to investigate the function of malignant brain tumor (MBT) domain proteins in biology and disease.

Cancer, Devices, Innovation, Neurology

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC scientists discover molecular pathway leading to nerve growth, ...

CHAPEL HILL -- Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered key steps involved in regulating nerve growth and regeneration that may have implications for spinal cord research.

Innovation, Neurology

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